Hunsbury Hill Road. Camp Hill. Northampton NN4 9UW. Tel: 01604~702031

Updated 10/4/2014. Visitor Number:


The Great NIRT Easter Egg Hunt this Easter weekend - come along and bring the family

Ironstone Railway Contacts

Crossing to be replaced by NIRT & ReadyPower

NIRT Notice Board

2014 Openings & Events

Please feel free to contact any of the following members for information. They will be more than happy to assist you.

Volunteering & Party hire:

Events or Corporate hire:

Educational visits to schools:

Restoration of C&W:

Halloween bookings:

Christmas bookings:

General Manager:


The temporary crossing which allows access to the yard is to be removed and completely replaced with new holdfast sections along with a new timber bed.

It has been in a poor state for some time, and with Ready Power's help we aim to remove this as soon is practical. This is not used for public access just for vehicle movements and loading of equipment.

Nick Robinson working on repairs to our cabling and communications network after a recent problem. This work is now completed.









Diary Dates:

Don't forget we are open for Easter Sunday & Monday from 11am ....


Major announcement to be made shortly on our new celebrity member. We can't wait to introduce him ... but he's currently up the North of the Country, preparing to move and make Northampton his new home.

Logs For sale

For good quality logs come to NIRT only £ 5 per barrow load....BARGAIN

call on site Sundays




Sun 20 & Mon 21 April

May Bank Holiday

Sun 4 & Mon 5 May

Spring Bank Holiday

Sun 25 & Mon 26 May

Sunday 1 June

Sunday 6 July

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July

Sunday 3 August

August Bank Holiday

Sun 24 & Mon 25

National Heritage Open Day

Sat 13 & Sun 14 September


Fri 31 Oct & Sat 1st Nov

- Santa Specials -

Saturdays December 6 - 13 - 20

Sundays December 7 - 14 -21

Christmas Eve 24


Railways around Northampton Town

Far Cotton yard in the 1970's

Ironstone Railway News - to contribute with features, photographs or whatsons please contact


The Directors would like to welcome Kevin Rootes on to the Management team of the Trust. Kevin will be leading the trust in areas of marketing and business development, something which needs dedication, experience and ideas. Kevin's wife Anne, has similar talents has joined us too, making a great team and moving the trust forward after nearly 40 years since its inception. We encourage new people to come on board, after all, fresh eyes see things differently. If you wish to join the Trust, please contact David Byles :

We would also like to welcome Graham, a new member, who works the late shift on a Wednesday evening on our current restoration projects with Nick or Big Dave. A pleasure to have you on board!

Currently investigating funding in a number of key areas: Museum building major external refurbishment, Children's play coach - new flooring and new glazing, Materials for new crossing and access gates.

Our work with the Community Payback Group continues, and is very successful. The offenders on the scheme all work extremely hard for the trust, and provide useful additional skills - which they seem to enjoy employing to help us as a charity. This doesn't mean there sentences are easy, because they are not. They work hard, in all weathers and do it with good grace. Given this is punishment, its all day sunday - that's quite an achievement. We all get on well and there is a great community sprit. A great scheme which we hope continues for many years to come. Special thanks to Pat K (CPG) for running a tight ship !



© 2006-14 Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust Ltd. - version 03/14 Established 1974. Registered Charity No: 268772. VAT Registration No: 1190306

Hon President: Mr. David Byles, General Manager, Mr. Simon Tasker. Directors: Mr. Roger Whiffin. Mr. Alan Sorkin. Mr David Windhaber. Mr. Ian Cave.